BleachBit 1.7.7 beta

BleachBit, the open source system cleaner, announces the public 1.7.7 beta which includes enhancements, important bug fixes, and translation updates. Please help test today.

These particular areas are a priority for testing:

  • In Preferences, uncheck "Confirm before delete," and verify the "Delete" command does not prompt you to confirm. Then check the option, and verify it does prompt you to confirm. (Patch thanks to codesomniare.)
  • When BleachBit starts, the window should be centered (bug 1386066 reported by LPNow).
  • Reset the BleachBit configuration (File - Shred Settings and Quit), restart BleachBit, and verify it does not crash during startup. Then start BleachBit again, and verify it starts OK.
  • Clean Google Chrome, and verify there are no red errors
  • Clean Firefox, and verify there are no red errors
  • Clean SeaMonkey cache (bug 1407064, patch thanks to Sherman).
  • Opera: delete passwords (patch thanks to theatre-x).
  • Run BleachBit with the --debug-log=/path/filename command line option, and verify the log is created.

    Windows example:
    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\BleachBit\Bleachbit.exe" --gui --debug-log=%USERPROFILE%\desktop\bleachbit.log

    Known issue: When closing BleachBit on Windows, there is a popup about an error log in %ProgramFiles(x86)%
  • Specific to Linux
    • Start GUI from terminal and verify there are no GTK+ error messages in the console (patch thanks to iliaselmatani ).
    • Clean Localizations (patch thanks to tstenner).
    • Test the new Debian 8 package.
    • Test the new Fedora 21 package.
    • Test the new Ubuntu 15.04 package.
  • Specific to Windows
    • Clean Winapp2.ini entries that reference these environment variables: commonappdata, localappdata, music, pictures, video, documents. (You can check which entries have these variables by searching Winapp2-combined.ini.)
    • Clean the system logs, and you may see files deleted under %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution.
    • Clean Skype uninstallers
    • In the Preferences under Drives, set a path to %TEMP%. (It is the default setting, so if it already set there, do not change it.) Then clean System - Wipe Free Disk Space. It should take at least several minutes (or maybe hours). Then after wiping free space, confirm there is no error "no such file or directory" (bug 1392889 reported by Chris).
    • Make sure there are files and folders in the Recycle Bin. There do not have to be many, but ideally there are files or folders with long names and with Unicode characters in their names. Then clean the Recycle Bin. Use Windows Explorer to open the Recycle Bin to verify it is empty. Also, verify the Recycle Bin icon indicates it is empty.
    • Clean System - Temporary Files, and verify %TEMP%\Low still exists (bug 1421726 reported by Stewart).
    • Put a file with a long name (200+ characters) in %TEMP%. Clean System - Temporary Files, and verify the file is gone.
    • Put a file with Unicode characters in the filename in %TEMP%. Clean System - Temporary Files, and verify the file is gone (bug 1390950 reported by bsodx2).
    • Run deep scan, and verify it finds any files under %USERPROFILE%.
    • Use regedit to make a backup of the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist. Clean Windows Explorer - Most Recenty Used, and verify the recently-used application list in the Start menu is clear. Then run a few applications, and verify they are added to the list. (Bug LP#828475 reported by by jlick.)

See also the list of bugs targeted to BleachBit version 1.8 and a list of code changes. These links give more details including credits for people contributing patches and reporting bugs.

Since BleachBit 1.0, odd-numbered minor versions are beta releases, so BleachBit 1.7.7 is the first beta release for 1.8 stable.

To look for regressions follow the standard tests on the Testing page.



Translators, please update your translations.

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